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A timeline of key events in the Kim assassination

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | The body of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea’s leader, which has been stored in a Malaysian morgue for more than six weeks, will be sent to Pyongyang under a deal announced Thursday. Kim Jong-Nam was poisoned with a lethal nerve agent in a brazen …

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China vows ‘resolute’ measures after US deploys THAAD

Beijing, China | AFP | China said Tuesday it would “resolutely” defend its security interests as the US began deploying the THAAD missile-defence system in South Korea that Beijing fears will undermine its own military capabilities. “We are firmly opposed to the deployment of THAAD in the Republic of Korea …

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Malaysia expels North Korean ambassador Kang Chol

Key accusations levelled at Malaysia by N.Korea over Kim killing Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP |  Malaysia expelled North Korean ambassador Kang Chol on Saturday, giving him 48 hours to leave the country after Kuala Lumpur said Pyongyang had failed to offer an apology over accusations about the investigation into …

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South Korea’s Park pushes reform of single-term presidency

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday called for constitutional reforms that could allow future presidents to serve two terms — as she struggles with plunging popularity ratings and a widening corruption scandal. While its constitution grants enormous power to the executive, South Korea …

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